Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Is This Gratuitous: Cover to Justice League of America #20
Ethan Van Sciver is the artist of the Justice League of America #20 cover. I am a fan of his highly detailed style, so this really surprised me. The whole damn cover is dripping with iinnuendo, from the honey combs to the saucy face of the Queen Bee. Granted, this isn't a big boobs free-for-all, so it took me a minute to take it all in, but there is naughtiness involved to be sure.
Yes I know that the Queen Bee is a villainous with a focus on the insect she is named for. She has been portrayed in many ways, but I don't think I have ever seen quite so much honey dripping endlessly around her captors. That really amazes me. I also didn't know that she would get the urge to lick her fingers like that- does that mean she is getting ready to feed it to her larvae and wanted to test it for purity first? Hmmm...
At any rate, here I am, asking you for your opinion. What do you think of this cover?
Is this gratuitous?